• 1. Elementary Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Introduction to standard spoken Korean and Korean writing, with emphasis on conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners who have very limited knowledge in Korean language or have had no formal instruction in it and to students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 1. Emphasis on spelling, basic grammar, reading, writing, and daily conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 2. Elementary Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 2A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 1A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students who are from Korean-speaking family background and have some limited knowledge of Korean and to students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 2. Emphasis on formal aspects of standard Korean (basic grammar, reading, daily conversation, polite forms, basic writing). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 3. Elementary Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: course 2 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 3A. Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two and one half hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 2A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students with no Korean-heritage background who want more Korean speaking/listening exposure than available in course 3. Continuation of course 2A. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 4. Intermediate Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 3 or 3A or 8 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 3. Conversation, composition, and readings with structural analysis in modern Korean. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 4A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for students who seek training in written components of standard Korean (spelling, reading, writing, and grammar) at intermediate level. Continuation of course 3A. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 5. Intermediate Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 4 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 5A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 4A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners. Emphasis on four skills (spelling, grammar, readings, and conversation in modern Korean). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 6. Intermediate Modern Korean

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 5 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of course 5. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 6A. Intermediate Korean for Korean Speakers

    Units: 5

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 5A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than one year or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Korean-heritage learners. Emphasis on four skills (spelling, grammar, readings, and conversation in modern Korean). Continuation of course 5A. Completion of course 6A is equivalent to completion of course 6. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8. Elementary Korean: Intensive

    Units: 15

    Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Korean, including pronunciation, grammar, and Korean characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills -- speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 10. Intermediate Modern Korean: Intensive

    Units: 15

    Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Recommended preparation: course 3, 3A, or 8, or Korean placement test, or courses equivalent to elementary-level Korean. Second-year Korean. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 4, 5, and 6. Conversation, composition, and readings with structural analysis in modern Korean. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 40. Korean Wave: Globalization of South Korean Popular Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction to Korean popular culture and its relationship to transnational social and political contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 50. History of Korean Civilization

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. General survey of development of Korean culture within context of political, social, and economic history. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M60. Introduction to Korean Religions

    Units: 5

    (Same as Religion M60C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Asian languages not required. General survey of history of religions in Korea -- Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Tonghak, and some new religions -- with focus on religious doctrines, practices, Korean characteristics, and social impacts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 80. Introduction to Korean Cinema

    Units: 5

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Broad overview of Korean film history, from beginning of 20th century into present, tracing correlation between film and major historical, political, and cultural events or shifts over same period. Focusing on how film narratives represent (rather than reflect) social reality, analysis of imagination and construction of national identity and cultural tradition (and its critique) across these films, which follows loose chronology by theme rather than production date. Students gain sense both of development of modern Korean film and its relationship with aspects of Korean society and culture. Discussion and written assignments focus both on films themselves and on related critical texts. No Korean language ability is required; no background knowledge in Korean history or culture is assumed; all films are subtitled in English. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 100A. Advanced Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 6, 6A, or 10 with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Course 100A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test is enforced requisite to 100B; course 100B with grade of C or better or Korean placement test is enforced requisite to 100C. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of courses 6/6A. Readings of modern prose and poetry, with emphasis on grammar and Sino-Korean. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 100B. Advanced Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 100A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of courses 6/6A. Readings of modern prose and poetry, with emphasis on grammar and Sino-Korean. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 100B. Advanced Modern Korean (Effective Winter 2018 )

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 100A with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of courses 6/6A. Readings of modern prose and poetry, with emphasis on grammar and Sino-Korean. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 100C. Advanced Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 100B with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of courses 6/6A. Readings of modern prose and poetry, with emphasis on grammar and Sino-Korean. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 100C. Advanced Modern Korean (Effective Winter 2018 )

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 100B with grade of C or better or Korean placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Continuation of courses 6/6A. Readings of modern prose and poetry, with emphasis on grammar and Sino-Korean. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 101A. Advanced Readings in Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100C or Korean placement test. Course 101A or Korean placement test is enforced requisite to 101B; course 101B or Korean placement test is enforced requisite to 101C. Advanced readings and discussion for students planning to do advanced coursework or research on Korea. Topics selected from magazines, journals, and books related to humanities and social sciences. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 101B. Advanced Readings in Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101A or Korean placement test. Advanced readings and discussion for students planning to do advanced coursework or research on Korea. Topics selected from magazines, journals, and books related to humanities and social sciences. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 101C. Advanced Readings in Modern Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101B or Korean placement test. Advanced readings and discussion for students planning to do advanced coursework or research on Korea. Topics selected from magazines, journals, and books related to humanities and social sciences. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 101I. Advanced Readings in Modern Korean: Intensive

    Units: 12

    Lecture, 15 hours. Enforced requisite: course 100C or Korean placement test. Intensive course equivalent to courses 101A, 101B, and 101C. Learning advanced Korean language with emphasis on pop culture and social issues of contemporary Korean society. Expansion of Korean literacy and cultural knowledge by examining Korean films/drama, newspapers, and other contemporary publications. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102A. Advanced Korean Conversation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6 or 6A or 10 or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than two years or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed to improve spoken proficiency. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102B. Advanced Korean Conversation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6 or 6A or 10 or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than two years or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed to improve spoken proficiency. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102C. Advanced Korean Conversation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6 or 6A or 10 or Korean placement test. Not open to students who attended elementary school in Korea for more than two years or who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed to improve spoken proficiency. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103A. Readings in Sino-Korean Characters

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 100C or Korean placement test. Course 103A or Korean placement test is requisite to 103B; course 103B or Korean placement test is requisite to 103C. Sino-Korean vocabulary and characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Sino-Korean characters are used differently from same Chinese characters used in contemporary China in terms of pronunciation, meaning, and word formation. Professional-level Korean speakers need to be able to read at least 1,800 Sino-Korean characters. Reinforcement of collocation patterns and semantic association of Sino-Korean vocabulary. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103B. Readings in Sino-Korean Characters

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 103A or Korean placement test. Sino-Korean vocabulary and characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Sino-Korean characters are used differently from same Chinese characters used in contemporary China in terms of pronunciation, meaning, and word formation. Professional-level Korean speakers need to be able to read at least 1,800 Sino-Korean characters. Reinforcement of collocation patterns and semantic association of Sino-Korean vocabulary. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103B. Readings in Sino-Korean Characters (Effective Winter 2018 )

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 103A or Korean placement test. Sino-Korean vocabulary and characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Sino-Korean characters are used differently from same Chinese characters used in contemporary China in terms of pronunciation, meaning, and word formation. Professional-level Korean speakers need to be able to read at least 1,800 Sino-Korean characters. Reinforcement of collocation patterns and semantic association of Sino-Korean vocabulary. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103C. Readings in Sino-Korean Characters

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 103B or Korean placement test. Sino-Korean vocabulary and characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Sino-Korean characters are used differently from same Chinese characters used in contemporary China in terms of pronunciation, meaning, and word formation. Professional-level Korean speakers need to be able to read at least 1,800 Sino-Korean characters. Reinforcement of collocation patterns and semantic association of Sino-Korean vocabulary. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103C. Readings in Sino-Korean Characters (Effective Winter 2018 )

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course 103B or Korean placement test. Sino-Korean vocabulary and characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Sino-Korean characters are used differently from same Chinese characters used in contemporary China in terms of pronunciation, meaning, and word formation. Professional-level Korean speakers need to be able to read at least 1,800 Sino-Korean characters. Reinforcement of collocation patterns and semantic association of Sino-Korean vocabulary. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 104A. Korean Writing for Advanced Learners

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Emphasis on academic writing in Korean, including rhetorical conventions, argument construction and coherence, and development of prose style. Readings include representative examples of diverse genres selected from magazines, journals, and books. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 104B. Korean Writing for Advanced Learners

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Emphasis on academic writing in Korean, including rhetorical conventions, argument construction and coherence, and development of prose style. Readings include representative examples of diverse genres selected from magazines, journals, and books. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 104C. Korean Writing for Advanced Learners

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Emphasis on academic writing in Korean, including rhetorical conventions, argument construction and coherence, and development of prose style. Readings include representative examples of diverse genres selected from magazines, journals, and books. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • C105A. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C205A. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C105B. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C205B. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C105C. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C105C. S/U or letter grading.

  • 106A. Superior Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to participate effectively, or understand without difficulty any practical, social, and professional topics, whether those topics are familiar or not. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 106B. Superior Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to participate effectively, or understand without difficulty any practical, social, and professional topics, whether those topics are familiar or not. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 106C. Superior Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to participate effectively, or understand without difficulty any practical, social, and professional topics, whether those topics are familiar or not. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 106SL. Superior Korean with Service Learning

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, 102C, 106A, or 107SL. Use of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to participate effectively, or understand without difficulty any practical, social, and professional topics, whether those topics are familiar or not. Opportunity for students to communicate in Korean in authentic contexts while providing useful service to community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 107A. Professional/Academic Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Course 107A or Korean placement test is requisite to 107B; course 107B or Korean placement test is requisite to 107C. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Development of professional and academic proficiency in oral and written Korean to understand many sociolinguistic and cultural references as well as variety of styles and forms pertinent to professional needs, meet demands of professional interactions, and carry out professional-level tasks in student specialization areas. Special attention to vocabulary development on professional level. Development of both interactive and noninteractive listening. Research projects to be assigned according to student interests. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 107B. Professional/Academic Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 107A or Korean placement test. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Development of professional and academic proficiency in oral and written Korean to understand many sociolinguistic and cultural references as well as variety of styles and forms pertinent to professional needs, meet demands of professional interactions, and carry out professional-level tasks in student specialization areas. Special attention to vocabulary development on professional level. Development of both interactive and noninteractive listening. Research projects to be assigned according to student interests. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 107C. Professional/Academic Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 107B or Korean placement test. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, or 102C. Development of professional and academic proficiency in oral and written Korean to understand many sociolinguistic and cultural references as well as variety of styles and forms pertinent to professional needs, meet demands of professional interactions, and carry out professional-level tasks in student specialization areas. Special attention to vocabulary development on professional level. Development of both interactive and noninteractive listening. Research projects to be assigned according to student interests. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 107SL. Professional/Academic Korean and Community-Based Learning

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. May not be taken concurrently with course 102A, 102B, 102C, 106A, 106SL, or 107A. Development of professional and academic proficiency in oral and written Korean to understand many sociolinguistic and cultural references as well as variety of styles and forms pertinent to professional needs, meet demands of professional interactions, and carry out professional-level tasks in student specialization areas. Special attention to vocabulary development on professional level. Research projects to be assigned according to student interests. Opportunity for students to communicate in Korean in authentic and professional contexts while providing useful service to community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 108FL. Special Studies: Readings in Korean

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 100C or Korean placement test. Students must be concurrently enrolled in affiliated main course. Additional work in Korean to augment work assigned in main course, including reading, writing, and other exercises. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 109. Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Korean

    Units: 2

    Tutorial, two hours. Requisite: course 100C or Korean placement test. Tutorial and guided independent study to help students develop advanced to superior proficiency in oral and written Korean. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CM120. Structure of Korean

    Units: 4

    (Same as Linguistics M177.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended preparation: two years of Korean, or one year of Korean and some knowledge of linguistics. Discussion of major syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics of Korean in light of linguistic universals, with brief introduction to formation, typological features, and phonological structure of Korean. Concurrently scheduled with course C220. Letter grading.

  • CM127. Contrastive Analysis of Japanese and Korean

    Units: 4

    (Same as Japanese CM127 and Linguistics M178.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended preparation: two years of Japanese and knowledge of Hangul, or two years of Korean and knowledge of Hiragana. Prior linguistic background also recommended. Critical reading and discussion of selected current research papers in syntax, pragmatics, discourse, and sociolinguistics from perspective of contrastive study of Japanese and Korean. Concurrently scheduled with course CM227. Letter grading.

  • 130A. Readings in Modern Korean Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisites: course 100C or Korean placement test, English Composition 3 or 3H or one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D. Readings and discussion of major modern Korean literary texts. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

  • 130B. Readings in Modern Korean Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisites: course 100C or Korean placement test, English Composition 3 or 3H or one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D. Readings and discussion of major modern Korean literary texts. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

  • C149. Readings of Sino-Korean and Korean Sources of Modern Korea

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Recommended preparation: reading knowledge of Korean and basic classical Chinese. Readings and discussions of Sino-Korean and Korean texts published in modern Korean newspapers, magazines, and books from 1885 to 1970. Concurrently scheduled with course C249. Letter grading.

  • 150. Korean Literature in Translation: Classical

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of premodern Korean literature from beginning to 19th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C151. Korean Literature in Translation: Modern

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of modern and contemporary Korean literature. Concurrently scheduled with course C251. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 153. Korea West Encounters

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Exploration of major cross-cultural encounters between Korea and West from late 16th to early 20th century and writings of leading historical figures. Letter grading.

  • 154. Contemporary Korean Culture through Literature and Film

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: English Composition 3 or one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D. Knowledge of Korean not required. Use of fiction and film to explore contemporary Korean culture in cross-cultural context. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 155. Topics in Korean Cinema

    Units: 4

    Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour; film viewing, three hours. Knowledge of Korean not required. Historical and critical survey of Korean cinema, examining intersection between 20th-century Korean history, politics, and filmmaking. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CM160. Korean Buddhism

    Units: 4

    (Same as Religion M161C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction and development of Buddhism in Korea, interactions between indigenous Korean culture and Sinitic traditions of Buddhism, Korean syntheses of imported Buddhist theological systems and meditative techniques, and independent Son (Zen) schools of Korea. Concurrently scheduled with course C260. Letter grading.

  • 165. Introduction to Korean Buddhist Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended requisite: course 100A or Chinese 110C or Korean placement test. Introduction to reading premodern Korean Buddhist texts written in Sino-Korean and taken from indigenous doxographic materials and philosophical writings, Korean Buddhist apocryphal scriptures, native exegetical commentaries, and Son (Zen) texts. Coverage varies. Texts may be read in either Sino-Korean or literary Chinese. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Letter grading.

  • 172. Topics in Korean Christianity

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Historical development of Christianity in Korea, beliefs and practices, impact of Christianity on modern Korean culture and society. Coverage varies. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Letter grading.

  • 175. Intellectual History of Premodern Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. General survey of Korean thought from earliest records to 19th century, including shamanism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, and neo-Confucianism. Korean traditions and those found in India, China, Japan, and West. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 176. Introduction to Korean Confucian Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100C or Chinese 110C or Korean placement test. Reading in premodern Koryo and Choson texts on politics, society, and culture. Coverage varies. Texts may be read in either Sino-Korean or literary Chinese. May be repeated with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 177. Intellectual History of Modern Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 50. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of Korean thought in late 19th and 20th centuries, including religious thought, political thought, feminism, nationalism, and economic thinking and practice. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 178. Introduction to Modern Korean Historiography

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101A or C105A or Korean placement test. Introduction to major Korean language historiographical works on Korean history in modern period. Coverage varies. May be repeated with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180A. History of Korea through 1259

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of evolution of Korean culture and society within context of political and institutional industry. Consideration of both higher and popular culture. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180B. History of Korea, 1260 through 1876

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of evolution of Korean culture and society within context of political and institutional industry. Consideration of both higher and popular culture. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180C. History of Korea since 1876

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of evolution of Korean culture and society within context of political and institutional industry. Consideration of both higher and popular culture. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181. Reading Korean Cultural Landscape

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction to Korean culture from historical/geographical perspective. Examination of human cultural imprint on land in religious, linguistic, rural, and urban landscapes. Letter grading.

  • 182. 1894 Kabo Reforms: History at Crossroads of Civilizations

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of modernizing reforms adopted in Korea in 1894. Consideration of conflict among radical Westernizers who had studied in Japan and U.S., moderate reformers who followed Chinese model of adopting Western technology to defend Confucian order, and orthodox Confucians who strongly opposed any changes. Focus on historical and intellectual background in first half, with debates among students who assume roles in Deliberative Council that was responsible for designing reforms in second half. Letter grading.

  • 183. Korean Folklore

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of Korean folklore and its perspectives and methods -- oral literature, performing folk arts, social folk custom, and material culture. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 184A. Women in History: Premodern Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of premodern Korean history from perspective of women. Consideration of how gender roles and identities were socially (re)constructed over time, with focus on continual negotiation by women and men within larger processes of political, social, and cultural changes such as formation of centralized bureaucratic systems, rise of aristocratic social order, and propagation of Confucian social values. Letter grading.

  • 184B. Women in History: Modern Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Examination of modern Korean history from perspective of women since mid-19th century. Consideration of how gender roles and identities were socially (re)constructed over time, with focus on continual negotiation by women and men within larger processes of political, social, and cultural transformations. Discussion of issues such as changes in women's education, employment, social/legal status, especially in context of colonialism, war, democratization, and economic development. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 185. Education and Society in Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Korean not required. Coverage of historical legacies and current realities of education in Korea. Topics include Confucian background, colonial education, role of education in rapid economic development, views on education as vehicle for social mobility, and problems related to excessive emphasis on education. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M186. Korea and Vietnam: Comparative Modern Histories

    Units: 4

    (Same as Vietnamese M186.) Seminar, three hours. Comparative survey of intertwined and parallel histories of Korea and Vietnam, organized chronologically, but structured around key themes that serve as basis for comparison. Modern experiences of colonized Vietnam and Korea have many significant parallels, including imposition of colonial control, transition to modernized societies within context of colonialism, and shared experiences of World War II. Both were also divided after war between communist regimes in north and strongly anticommunist regimes in south. Each also experienced warfare after division and direct involvement of U.S. during height of cold war between 1950s and 1970s. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 187. Popular and Folk Religion in Korea

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction to history, forms, and scholarship concerning folk religion in Korea. Exploration of forms of popular and folk religion in Korea, including shamanism, ancestor worship, and contemporary religions. Consideration of fortune-telling, geomancy, and spirit belief. P/NP (undergraduates), S/U (graduates), or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 191A. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Premodern or Early Modern Korean History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Research seminar on selected topics of interpretation in Korean history from earliest times through mid-19th century. Coverage varies from term to term and includes such topics as state formation, international relations, or sprouts of capitalism thesis. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • 191B. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Contemporary Korean History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Research seminar on selected topics in modern Korean history. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Korean

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors and graduate students who desire more advanced or specialized instruction in Korean. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required; see undergraduate adviser. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 200. Bibliography and Methods of Research in Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: course 101C, Chinese 110C. Review of basic Western and modern Korean reference books, with concentration on Korean literature and language, and survey of basic bibliographical material. In addition, introduction to most important primary sources in student's field of specialization. Letter grading.

  • 203. Variable Topics in Korean Culture

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Advanced course that explores Korean culture through in-depth reading of Korean-language texts and/or visual documents. Topics include literature, religion, folklore, cultural history, language, and society. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • C205A. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C105A. S/U or letter grading.

  • C205B. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101C or Korean placement test. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C105B. S/U or letter grading.

  • C205C. Reading Korean Academic Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Intended to improve reading skills for students who have studied Korean to advanced level, with coverage in Korean of materials on Korean history, culture, and society. May be taken independently for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C105C. S/U or letter grading.

  • 210. Thought and Society in Korea

    Units: 4

    Readings/discussion, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Designed for graduate students. Readings in Korean intellectual history and its social, political, and economic background from rise of neo-Confucianism in 14th century to 20th century. Letter grading.

  • 211. Thought and Society in Modern Korea

    Units: 4

    Discussion, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Designed for graduate students. Critical examination of list of books central to field of modern Korean history, including such topics as Korean capitalism and communism, intellectual history, social movements, and Korean War. Letter grading.

  • 212. 19th-Century Korea

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 180B or 180C. Proseminar covering crucial period from coronation of Sunjo in 1800 to annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910, including major historical scholarship on political, diplomatic, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. Letter grading.

  • 215. Korean Literary History

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Critical history of development of traditional Korean literature, with emphasis on canon and ideology, literary systems, hierarchy of genres, rise of literary kinds and forms, periodization, and critical issues in literary history. One particular area of focus to be nationalist canon that governs literary studies in Korea and West. Letter grading.

  • C220. Structure of Korean

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Recommended preparation: two years of Korean, or one year of Korean and some knowledge of linguistics. Discussion of major syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics of Korean in light of linguistic universals, with brief introduction to formation, typological features, and phonological structure of Korean. Concurrently scheduled with course CM120. Letter grading.

  • 224A. Seminar: Selected Topics in Korean Linguistics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Critical reading and discussion of selected topics in Korean functional linguistics (grammaticalization, discourse, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, syntax, morphology) and pedagogy. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 224B).

  • 224B. Seminar: Selected Topics in Korean Linguistics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Critical reading and discussion of selected topics in Korean functional linguistics (grammaticalization, discourse, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, syntax, morphology) and pedagogy. Letter grading.

  • 225. Korean Corpus Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Introduction to corpus-based discourse and grammatical analysis using Korean corpora and concordancing programs. Special emphasis on development of corpus-based activities for language teaching and curriculum design. S/U or letter grading.

  • CM227. Contrastive Analysis of Japanese and Korean

    Units: 4

    (Same as Japanese CM227.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended preparation: two years of Japanese and knowledge of Hangul, or two years of Korean and knowledge of Hiragana. Prior linguistic background also recommended. Critical reading and discussion of selected current research papers in syntax, pragmatics, discourse, and sociolinguistics from perspective of contrastive study of Japanese and Korean. Concurrently scheduled with course CM127. Letter grading.

  • 230A. Seminar: Literary Translation from Korean

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. In consultation with instructor, students select works to be translated. Devoted to skill of producing accurate and readable translations, with emphasis on problems and techniques unique to poetry and prose. At end of term, students expected to produce publishable translations. May be repeated once with consent of instructor. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 230B).

  • 230B. Seminar: Literary Translation from Korean

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. In consultation with instructor, students select works to be translated. Devoted to skill of producing accurate and readable translations, with emphasis on problems and techniques unique to poetry and prose. At end of term, students expected to produce publishable translations. May be repeated once with consent of instructor. Letter grading.

  • 235A. Seminar: Topics in Modern Korean Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: at least five years of Korean. Recommended: reading knowledge of Chinese or Japanese. Limited to graduate students. Study of selected period, movement, theme, or author of 20th-century Korean literature, with critical review of secondary works in Western and Korean languages. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 235B).

  • 235B. Seminar: Topics in Modern Korean Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: at least five years of Korean. Recommended: reading knowledge of Chinese or Japanese. Limited to graduate students. Study of selected period, movement, theme, or author of 20th-century Korean literature, with critical review of secondary works in Western and Korean languages. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Letter grading.

  • 240A. Seminar: Classical Korean Fiction

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Formal and thematic study of tales of marvelous, romance, satirical stories, diaries, and p'ansori fiction. Status of fiction in society and culture, fiction as imaginative representation of writer's relationship to real conditions of existence. Latest Western theory of narratology applied in analysis. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 240B).

  • 240B. Seminar: Classical Korean Fiction

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Formal and thematic study of tales of marvelous, romance, satirical stories, diaries, and p'ansori fiction. Status of fiction in society and culture, fiction as imaginative representation of writer's relationship to real conditions of existence. Latest Western theory of narratology applied in analysis. Letter grading.

  • 243. Translation Workshop: Premodern Korean Texts

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course 200. Translation, grammatical analysis, and discussion of selections from premodern Korean texts. S/U grading.

  • 245A. Seminar: Classical Korean Poetry

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Critical reading and analysis of classical Korean poetry, including discussion of literary and cultural contexts of poetic genres. Nature of codes, conventions that make meaning possible. Review of latest Korean scholarship. May be repeated once with consent of instructor. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 245B).

  • 245B. Seminar: Classical Korean Poetry

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Critical reading and analysis of classical Korean poetry, including discussion of literary and cultural contexts of poetic genres. Nature of codes, conventions that make meaning possible. Review of latest Korean scholarship. May be repeated once with consent of instructor. Letter grading.

  • 248. Reading Korean Scholarly Journals: Social and Cultural Change as Reflected in Academic Discourse

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Recommended preparation: basic reading knowledge of Korean. Reading of recently published academic journal articles in Korean language. Coverage of rapidly changing multiple Korean identities and related issues in family, marriage, gender, urban poverty, and religious culture in context of globalization and neoliberalism. Special attention to minority groups. S/U or letter grading.

  • C249. Readings of Sino-Korean and Korean Sources of Modern Korea

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Recommended preparation: reading knowledge of Korean and basic classical Chinese. Readings and discussions of Sino-Korean and Korean texts published in modern Korean newspapers, magazines, and books from 1885 to 1970. Concurrently scheduled with course C149. Letter grading.

  • C251. Korean Literature in Translation: Modern

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of modern and contemporary Korean literature. Concurrently scheduled with course C151. S/U or letter grading.

  • C260. Korean Buddhism

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction and development of Buddhism in Korea, interactions between indigenous Korean culture and Sinitic traditions of Buddhism, Korean syntheses of imported Buddhist theological systems and meditative techniques, and independent Son (Zen) schools of Korea. Concurrently scheduled with course CM160. Letter grading.

  • 265A. Seminar: Korean Buddhist Texts

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Selected topics in Korean Buddhist texts. Coverage varies. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 265B).

  • 265B. Seminar: Korean Buddhist Texts

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Selected topics in Korean Buddhist texts. Coverage varies. Letter grading.

  • 272. Seminar: Korean Christianity

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Coverage of representative scholars' writings on history of Korean Christianity, with focus on Protestantism. Issues include politics, identities of Korean Christians and Western missionaries, church growth and decline, medical, educational, literary, and woman's work, and Christianity's encounters with Korean religions, and foreign missions. S/U or letter grading.

  • 274. Seminar: Readings in Korean Christianity

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Reading of recent secondary sources of Christianity in Korea, covering doctoral dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, and books in English and Korean to help graduate students understand recent scholarship on diverse topics in Korean Christianity. Letter grading.

  • 295A. Seminar: Topics in Traditional Korean Cultural History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean or literary Chinese. Discussion and research on major topics in Korean cultural history, such as Confucianization of Korean society, Practical Learning movement of late Choson dynasty, or Korean reactions to West in Eastern learning and enlightenment movements of 19th century. May be repeated for credit. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 295B).

  • 295B. Seminar: Topics in Traditional Korean Cultural History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean or literary Chinese. Discussion and research on major topics in Korean cultural history, such as Confucianization of Korean society, Practical Learning movement of late Choson dynasty, or Korean reactions to West in Eastern learning and enlightenment movements of 19th century. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • 296A. Seminar: Topics in Modern Korean Cultural History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Designed for graduate students. Graduate research seminar on selected topics in modern Korean history. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 296B).

  • 296B. Seminar: Topics in Modern Korean Cultural History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean. Designed for graduate students. Graduate research seminar on selected topics in modern Korean history. Letter grading.